He has now sent out this donations' letter:
I had the amazing privilege to take part in opening a back channel for negotiations that succeeded with the signing of an agreement for the prisoners exchange that brought Gilead Schalit home. For almost all Israelis this was a day of unity, solidarity and celebration. On the Palestinian side, 1027 Palestinian prisoners are returning to their homes, where hopefully they will engage in normal lives and will turn their desires to take part in the Palestinian national struggle through non-violent means.
I had the abilities to open this channel and to take part in the negotiations because of IPCRI. Without the institutional support of IPCRI and the 23+ years of experience I gained from developing and leading this institution, I would not have been in the position to achieve the prisoners’ deal.
I am asking you once again to contribute to the ongoing activities of IPCRI. There is still much work ahead of us. For years I have been saying that I will bring Gilead Schalit home. For even longer I have said that we will bring peace, and we will! But we need your support.
I do not begrudge his financial requests.
However, if any of these released terrorists engage in future acts of terror and violence or become part of a terror-training/encouraging network, what will Baskin do then?
Return your donation? Breakup IPCRI? Demonstrate outside the PA headquarters in Ramallah? Beat his breast?
Or just keep hoping?